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Legislative Day 33 - March 14, 2012

It is the 33rd legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler calls on the Governor and General Assembly to fix the Unemployment Trust Fund. Following the U.S. mortgage crisis and ensuing recession, the Federal Government loaned the state millions to keep the fund which must now be repaid.

A bill requiring the state to spend collected fees – like the tire fee – on their intended purposes has been gutted in Committee. Millions of dollars in such fees are collected every year and much of the money is spent for other purposes.

A rally against expanding gun–carry rights is held at the Capitol, even as the fate of a bill allowing students to carry guns on college campuses remains undecided.

It's the end of the legislative week; we are joined onset for some of the best political analysis on the air by Buddy Darden, a former State Legislator and Congressman, and Bill Crane, a Political Analyst with C–S–I Crane.

You can watch Prime Time Lawmakers every night the Georgia General Assembly is in session at 7p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The program re-airs the next morning at 5:30 am.